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22 October - 13 November
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Taking IoT for a Walk

Exploring 'Internet of Things' in Lancaster

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What’s on offer?

Join Imagination Lancaster for a 90 minute walking workshop in which we tour the city of Lancaster and encounter and discuss the use of sensors and the internet of things, both real and imaginary.

What’s it about?

As we walk through the city we will encounter public elements of a 'smart city', i.e. applications of sensors and the Internet of Things.  Some of them will be real, some will be fictional.  At each encounter we will stop for a discussion to consider the ethical and privacy implications of such technology, the language and information that might be expected to accompany it, and its trustworthiness and value.

Who’s leading the event?

Joe Bourne, Senior Research Fellow, PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Cybersecurity.

Naomi Jacobs, Lecturer in Design Policy and Futures Thinking, Imagination Lancaster

Nuri Kwon, Postgraduate Researcher in Design, Imagination Lancaster

Lancaster City Council 

Open to

Everyone is welcome - we recommend 14 yr old and above. The activity involves a slow paced and short walk (from Dalton Square). The route is wheelchair accessible, however those with mobility issues should consider whether they are able to stand/walk for 90 minutes without discomfort.

Of particular interest to

Anyone with an interest in technology and its societal implications; privacy; or, the design of our public spaces will find this walking workshop particularly enjoyable.

Scheduling information

For 13.00 start - please arrive at 12.45